Balances After Break

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Prorated Balances During Week After Winter Break

Your spring semester meal plan begins on Monday, January 15. Since regular meal weeks normally begin on a Sunday, this week’s meal plan is prorated. This means you will have fewer meals during this week than you would in a regular week during the school year.

Please refer to the chart below for your specific meal plan and see what will appear in your meal balances.

The regular Weekly Meal Plan balances resume on January 21.

Meal Plan 

Prorated  Classic  Meals  

Prorated Cafe Credits  

6 Classic 5 NA
Maximum Classic 47 NA
All Cafe Credits (130) 110.50 
12 Classic/15 Cafe Credits  10  12.75
 10 Classic/45 Cafe Credits  38.25
6 Classic/25 Cafe Credits  21.42 

How Proration is Calculated

The prorated meals were already figured into your meal plan's cost, so you are not paying for "lost" meals. Prorating is calculated by dividing your meal plan into sevenths, representing seven days of the week (Number of days with meals x 1/7 of your meal plan= Prorated meals and credits given). 

Troubleshooting Issues with Your Balance or I-Card

No Balance Showing to Cover Meal 

During the first four weeks of classes, if you swipe your card at a checker station and appear not to have a balance of Classic Meals, Cafe Credits, or Extra Credits available, you will be still be allowed to enter the dining hall. Our staff will investigate the issue. If your meal plan balance contained the necessary meal or credits, it will be deducted from your balance. If your meal plan balance did not contain the necessary meal or credits, your student account will be charged. A meal or Cafe Credits from a previous or future week cannot be used.

Lost/Misplaced i-card

If you lose or misplace your i-card, please visit any area desk to obtain a temporary card. This card will work for your meal plan, laundry (using Extra Credits), and door access. Temporary cards are good for 3 business days. If you are unable to find your i-card within 3 business days, you will need to obtain a replacement i-card from the i-card office (also please be sure to have the new i-card activated at your area desk). If you find your i-card within 3 business days, return to any area desk to return your temporary card and reactivate your i-card. 

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